Our Vision:

A world without poverty.

ygap is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation.

We back impact entrepreneurs – or as we like to call them ‘local leaders’ – with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities. We believe this is the most effective, sustainable means of tackling poverty because these local leaders understand the unique challenges of their communities.

Our role is to help refine and scale and support their solutions.

yher Appeal

The yher appeal is critical to support and lift those experiencing disadvantage with long term sustainable solutions – it will help make a reality of ygap’s vision to secure funding to roll out our yher program across Africa, South Asia and the Pacific, which seeks to empower emerging female leaders.

We know that female-led ventures generate deep social impact.
We know that female-led ventures are proven to be profitable, sustainable and scalable.

Yet even today, female-led ventures are not considered to be a serious investment and last year, attracted less than 2.2% of the $85bn venture capital funding available. This number is even smaller for social impact ventures founded by women.

ygap's Polished Man Campaign

Our Polished Man 2018 Campaign raised an incredible $1,701,764!

Funds raised are channelled into trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for children who are at risk of or have suffered violence.

These include our accelerator program supporting entrepreneurs who are running ventures that focus on ending violence against children.

We believe in the power of social entrepreneurship and that local leaders have the best solutions to problems in their community. This is why we back local leaders who have innovative approaches to the complex issues of trauma prevention and recovery.

We will also channel funds into some of the best trauma recovery agencies in the world including the Australian Childhood Foundation, SAMSN, Hagar Australia and the New York Center for Children.”

Since 2008 we have:









impact ventures

improved the lives of 620,249 people

Our Global Impact

Impacting a life means more than just giving a child a book. It means providing that child with a quality education and enabling them to attend university and reach their full potential.


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We’re always looking for people to become part of our community. If you’re a local entrepreneur or looking to help support our local leaders we’d love to hear from you.